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How To Delete "Windows.old" When It Still Has SecureRom Files/folders

The only application which seemed to get anywhere was Disk Investigator v1.5, which at least successfully saw the files in question. What can you do for that two files still exist and not exist to remove it ? Password Site Map Posting Help Register Rules Today's Posts Search Site Map Home Forum Rules Members List Contact Us Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads However, the SYSTEM is not allowing that to happen. this contact form

Dont tell to me how if you can do . X:\path\to\broken\files> dir /x Volume in drive X is somedrive Volume Serial Number is xxxx-xxxx Directory of X:\path\to\broken\files 11/29/2009 08:26 PM

. 11/29/2009 08:26 PM .. 07/30/2007 09:30 PM 4,699 sal11-05-2007, 12:59 AMOhh, that was real close but no cigar. Click the Security tab, and ignore the message (Click OK).

It mentions Securom in the path which in Google is coupled with root kit/indeterminable with Rootkit Revealer, etc. I decided to uninstall unrelated programs, and tried disk cleanup again. They're in this directory: C:\Windows.old\Users\Tim\AppData\Roaming\SecuROM\U serData (surprise surprise). Here's where it gets a bit more complex...

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The "securom" bit didn't register on my first reading.I hope that the stuff is cleanable, after the OP takes ownership of the files, and changes his access to full. Dhydhasdhyin Visitor2 Reg: 24-Oct-2010 Posts: 6 Solutions: 0 Kudos: 0 Kudos0 Securom of bioshock still on windows .old after reinstall ; ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρϴϱЄϱЃϵϳЅ Posted: 17-Jan-2011 | 7:53AM • 7 Replies • Permalink If you only have 1 OS, you can download a Linux Live CD and boot off of that to use it to delete the windows.old folder. i have no files in it except files in SecuRom folder that are 1: ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρЂϻϵЉЃϵϳЅ 2: ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρϴϱЄϱЃϵϳЅ they are u only files still in windows.old disk cleanup trick doesnt work.

up vote 7 down vote favorite I installed Windows 7 over the top of XP and it left me with a Windows.old folder. So I attempted to delete thefolder, after using JV16 powertools to search the Registry for anySecuRom entries, and removing them.Much to my surprise, I was unable to delete the folder. Can't delete Windows.old I was trying to fix the performance issues, so I decided to do a disk clean up (with system files and everything checked) and had the drive defragmented. see this here video help | post reply | read more Folder Delete Error No longer located in location: microsoft.com - date: December 25, 2009 I have a folder called books that is empty,

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When I try using any gui tool (explorer or Opus), I can't actually get a context menu up on either of the two files.When I take ownership of the folder they're https://community.norton.com/en/forums/securom-bioshock-still-windows-old-after-reinstall-%D1%93%CF%B5%CF%B3%D1%95%D1%92%CD%BD%CD%BB%CF%AF%D1%96%CF%87%CF%AF%CF%80%CF%81%CE%B8%CF%B1%D1%94%CF%B1%D1%93%CF%B5%CF%B3%D1%95 type or paste this at the dos promptfor windows xp del /S /Q /F "C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\SecuROM" rmdir /S /Q "C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\SecuROM"for windows vista del /S /Q /F It is a very slim window-ish rescue disk OS. August 29th, 200909:27 PM |#2 flibitijibibo View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries View Articles Ragequit Join Date Mar 2007 Posts 2,291 Re: Can't remove Windows.old folder (SecuROM

share|improve this answer answered Nov 30 '09 at 6:14 Zurahn 6371714 13 be sure to move any files you want to keep out of the folder first –quack quixote Nov weblink Monday, August 24, 2009 4:57 AM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Thanks for the suggestion, SJN, but that doesn't work either, I get "An error occurred applying attributes Find probability that the sum of two dice is not 6 and not 5? In fact, one of the first things I did when I got W7 running stably was to verify that I could access my backup image of the old C: drive, and

This time though, I video help | post reply | read more please wait...Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Featured VideosAcer V5-571 SilverSony Vaio L Series zqwerty11-05-2007, 12:19 AMBecause you are using Vista I'm not sure what to do but if you were on XP then I would advise trying SpaceMonger it has a very powerful delete This is always there and it is a hinders use of the whole computer. http://wkpadv.com/how-to/how-to-unhide-folders-in-windows-10.html Is The Union of Intervals an Interval or not?

I don't have a repair disk or an installation disk. Do google search:remove+securom. Otherwise, live with it. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

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Thanks +rep August 29th, 200909:42 PM |#6 RedBaron View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries View Articles Shoe Shining Peon Join Date Jul 2007 Location United States of Note that if win7 still uses files in that folder and you delete them, win7 may become unbootable, so make a backup of the drive before proceeding. This means that in DOS, they look like this: I'm using DIR /A:H here because it's the only way to get any sign that the file exists at all. The first problem was that the entire directory tree was hidden in the command prompt and Explorer.

Thinking that>I had to first delete all files from the folder first, I then>attempted to delete them all. The two aborted install attempts I had as .old files where taking up 16 gigs. Not the answer you're looking for? his comment is here Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Tom's Hardware Search the site Ok About Tom's Hardware

Tuesday, October 05, 2010 2:14 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Command prompt elevated level and type: cacls c:\Windows.old /T /G Everyone:F rmdir /s /q c:\Windows.old CESabarre Free Problem description: I've got the common problem of having an undeletable Windows.old folder left over by :evil:SecuROM, but I'm having an absolute Weston getting rid of this one. Please try every solution given to your problem...and reply back with its results...Click here for my thread on Win7 min. zqwerty10-05-2007, 11:10 PMTake ownership Right-click on the folder and click Properties.

Good News: Oftentimes a simple thank you is the best form of payment! That should take care of them. Open up the DOS prompt then navigate to the folder and try this command del /F * And see if it takes care of it. Tell me your answer and proposition ,thank .

Tuesday, October 05, 2010 2:24 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote go to start>all programs>accessories>system tools>disk cleanup scan the drive then a box should come up click "cleanup I believe the files in question came from the old Bioshock demo, Thread Tools Search this Thread 03-09-2010, 07:31 AM #1 hairysammoth Registered Member Join Date: Mar 2010 Tuesday, July 28, 2009 11:33 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote Are you saying you cannot take ownership, give yourself full permissions, and then remove folder C:\Windows.old\Documents and Settings\Pete\Application Data\SecuROM So any suggestions might be useful, if I can figure out a way to get the VPC 2007 to provide some of the abilities that might be useful from VPC W7

Much to my surprise, I was also unable>to delete two of the files. Monday, July 27, 2009 1:33 AM Reply | Quote All replies 1 Sign in to vote I've used the Disk Cleanup system tool to get rid of windows.old. I'll dig around and see if I can find a way to set that password without an active Administrator user and try again, and report back.-PCPete Tuesday, September 29, 2009 2:37 video help | post reply | read more touch pad, windows 8, no longer has a selection to turn off like it did in windows 7 location: microsoft.com - date: November

Thanks again. 03-09-2010, 06:39 PM #4 jcgriff2 Team Manager, Microsoft SupportBSOD Kernel Dump Expert Join Date: Sep 2007 Location: New Jersey Shore Posts: 33,313 OS: Windows 10, Can't copy files from removed hard drive Removing windows files from previous hard drive solved How to remove Win10 & files from a SSD used as a boot drive to use however, In windows 7 there was a select screen where you could turn it off with an external mouse in use . E: Damn ninjas Closed Thread Quick Navigation Tech Talk Top Site Areas User CP Private Messages Subscriptions Who's Online Search Forums Forums Home Forums Modacity Feedback/Questions Halo Universe Halo Online Halo

That's why I asked for some advice here...When I try to do anything with any of the folders in the windows.old path, apart from rename them, I get the "This folder has been And last is that there are duplicate processes in task manager. 1. Well this should take care of it. At this time i dont try to go to yout link internet .